Tugboat saves the day
The crew of tugboat heroically rescued a huge passenger ferry by pushing it off course as it plunged headlong towards the harbour wall, potentially preventing a deadly disaster. The tugboat crew risked their lives as they sandwiched themselves between the pier wall and the enormous ship owned by Finnish ferry company Eckerö Line which was carrying holiday makers.
Video footage shows the tiny tugboat being heroically steered between the enormous ship and the wall, momentarily using the wall as leverage as it wedges itself between the ship and the dock before nudging the huge ship away. The tugboat then successfully steers the larger vessel away from its crash course and back into open water.
Despite their diminutive size tugboats are built for strength and have an average engine size of 680-3400 hp (500-2500 kW) but larger tug engines can reach 27200 hp (20000 kW).
People praised the tugboat crew on Youtube after the video was shared there and even demanded a pay rise for the captain.
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